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  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★★

    I think this illustrates a fundamental problem with NASCAR: I like NASCAR, and watch a couple of races every year -- I did not recognize the racers that had cameos in this until the closing credits. And for a hugely enjoyable caper comedy that hits the sweet spot of being both sociopolitical commentary and sheer entertainment. (Second-best use of John Denver's "Country Roads" behind the idiosyncratic Japanese anime film Whisper of the Heart.)

  • Inventing the Abbotts

    Inventing the Abbotts

    ★★½

    Standard (but interesting because it's rare, nowadays) period melodrama, but it does make the second-best use of Liv Tyler's teenage-era melodramatic sigh.

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  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★

    Third-rate paperback writer bullshit pretending its not. Ace cinematography from Roger Deakins.

  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman

    The Incredible Shrinking Woman

    ½

    A pastel-drenched trainwreck. Too dopey and shrill to take seriously as any sort of satire; whether it be of consumerism, chemicals in products, or late Seventies culture. Network for retards.